Electronic safety system for machine guarding applications

Mechan Controls is promoting its F-Series electronic safety system that is capable of providing CAT4 / SIL3 / PLe protection for virtually all machine guarding applications.

The F-Series safety control unit mounts on DIN rail and monitors up to 30 Mechan safety switches and/or emergency stop switches in one system. This control module supports multiple supply voltages (24V DC/AC, 110V AC and 230V AC), making it suitable for most installations. With two normally-open forced guided safety outputs, internal and external relay monitoring circuit, LED system indication and dynamic signal output, the F-Series provides long-term reliability at cost-effective prices.

Expansion options

An F-Series system can easily be expanded using 17.5mm wide DIN rail-mounted extender modules. Each module has LED and volt-free contact status indication and can be connected via a built-in six-way strap. The products daisy-chain together.

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Mechan Controls offers multiple extender modules to help create a complete system to suit the application requirements:

  • FX1 Extender Module: Adds one gate extension to the control module.
  • FX2 Extender Module: Adds two gate extension to the control module.
  • F2HO Extender Module: Adds the option of using a two-button control station to override one Mechan safety switch. Once installed, both buttons need to be pressed to override the connected Mechan switch.
  • FLI Extender Module: The FLI extender module provides the option of using a limited inch button control to override one Mechan safety switch. When fitted correctly, the button can override the Mechan switch for up to the maximum time allowed.
  • ESM Extender Module: The ESM module gives the option to add emergency stop button control to the F-Series safety system. The ESM accepts two closed-contact inputs.

F-Series safety switches come in various shapes and sizes to cater for different industries. See www.mechancontrols.com/products/f-series/ for the full list.

Mechan Controls also offers a selection of uniquely coded safety switches (coloured orange) that provide EN 14119 Type 4, high code safety.

Mimic panels

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Mechan Controls can additionally provide custom-designed mimic panels that can monitor emergency stop and safety switches. This can vastly improve fault-finding and improve the safety of both the machine and the staff operating it.

For more information about the F-Series electronic safety system or to request a quote, contact Mechan Controls on +44 (0)1695 722 264 or email chris@mechancontrols.co.uk. Alternatively, Mechan can arrange a site visit to discuss your requirements and answer any questions.

However, if the F-Series system is not right for your application, visit the Mechan Controls website to see the company's full selection of magnetic, coded magnetic and electronically operated safety switches.

Mechan Controls Ltd

14/16 Seddon Place
Stanley Industrial Estate
Skelmersdale
WN8 8EB
UNITED KINGDOM

+44 (0)1695 722264

sales@mechancontrols.co.uk

www.mechancontrols.com

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